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a rising and thriving economic middle-class. we should ask ourselves the questions -- how to bring good jobs to america? had we put people with skills that the jobs require? how do we make sure that hard work leads to a decent living? that begins with new jobs in manufacturing. after shedding jobs, manufacturers have added many jobs. what we need to do now is simple -- accelerate that. we need to launch manufacturing hubs across the country to have global centers of high-tech jobs. we need to make our task more competitive. we need to reward companies that create jobs here at home. we need to invest in the research and technology that will allow us to put more people back to work repairing our
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crumbling roads and bridges. this will help businesses expand and create new jobs. we need to provide every american with the skills and training they need to fulfill those jobs. let's start in their earliest years by offering high-quality recent goal to every child in america. they will be -- to every pre-s chool child in america. we cannot subsidize the soaring costs of education. we need to determine which colleges received certain types of federal aid. there are steps we can take to bring good jobs to america and equip people with skills those jobs require. that leads to the third question -- how do we make sure hard work leads to a decent living? no one should work full-time and raise their children in poverty. let's raise the minimum wage so
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it is a wage that you can live on. let's pass a comprehensive immigration reform. let secure our borders and establish a responsible path to earned citizenship and attract highly skilled entrepreneurs and engineers that will help create jobs. the steps will help grow the economy and rebuild a rising and thriving middle class. we can do it while shrinking our deficit. begin a have to choose. we just need to make smarter choices. last year both parties work together to reduce the deficit by more than 2.5 trillion dollars. up at a store the goal of 4 trillion dollars to stabilize -- that is helping us reach the goal of $4 trillion to stabilize the deficit. we cannot for senior citizens and working families to bear the
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burden of deficit reduction while the wealthiest are asked to do nothing more. that will not work. we cannot cut our way to prosperity. i propose a balanced approach to bring down the cost of healthcare and getting rid of tax lee pulls -- tax loopholes. we should pursue bipartisan comprehensive tax reform that encourages job creation and helps bring down the deficit. we know what we need to do. the steps are common sense. it will help grow our economy and strengthen our middle class. in the coming weeks and months, our work will not be easy. but america only moves forward when we do so together. when we accept our obligation to one another and to the future generations. that is the american story. that is how we will write the next great chapter together. thank you. have a great weekend. >> hello.
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it is my honor to represent alabama's second district. as you might know, a series of across-the-board military spending cuts known as the sequester is going into affect in less than two weeks. in his state of the union and just, president obama admitted that these cuts were a bad idea. he failed to mention that the sequester was his idea. his administration during the debt negotiation in 2011. on behalf of our constituents in the house, we are calling to replace the sequester with better and more sponsored abilit -- and responsible cuts. they confirmed what i feared from the beginning of how the president's request it will hurt the military in a bama -- sequester will hurt that
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military in alabama and around the country. if the president's sequester takes place, students training to be combat aviators will have less training. these numbers are astounding. this is one set of cuts at one base. there is a smarter way to do this. we cannot threaten national security and hurt the military. in fact, the republicans have voted twice to replace the sequester with targeted spending cuts they stunned real nashville stunned real budgets. unfortunately, the clock is ticking toward these devastating sequesters. the president has failed to support a plan to prevent it. why? because they see the sequester
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as an opportunity to put through another tax increase. if you are feeling another sense of déjà vu, you are not alone. no one in washington should be talking about raising your taxes when the federal government is still spending billions of dollars on things like giving people free cell phones. it is a shame that our commander is using the military as an ideological crusade for higher taxes. these things have to stop. we should be coming together on issues like creating jobs for hard-working american families, reigning in out of control deb t, and ensuring that we have a strong national defense. we should come together now to replace the sequester. we should not have more tax
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increases, it better, more responsible spending cuts that put our budget on the path to balance and 10 years. thank you for your time. god bless the men and women in our forces and may god continue to bless the united states of america. >> tomorrow on "newsmakers" our guest is representative harold rogers. it talks about funding the federal government the budget cuts known as sequestration. >> the cuts to the military or the most severe. that will i think require the layoffs of hundreds of thousands of civilian employees, not to mention military operations. but also, these cuts will affect every agency, every operation in the government except social security, medicare, medicaid, and food stamps. those are exempt.
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but every other agency and program will receive some sort of caught, probably -- cut, probably about 5%. the balance of the year these few months will see these cuts and have a greater impact than 5% for the year since we are only talking about several months. the cuts are more severe than they first appear. >> every account will be equal. not every account or agency is as important. i might be worried more about research. they do not have the flexibility to do anything about that. do you want to give them flexibility? would that help? >> of course i think they want some help if they can get it. but the president does have some
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flexibility in how the cuts are administered. not a great deal, but some. i'm trying to write to the continuing resolution that takes place roughly the same time as the sciquest are. -- as the sequester. there is suggestion of reprogramming by taking money from one program to another. that would be of some help, but not a major piece. >> watch the entire interview with representative rogers tomorrow at 10 a.m. eastern here on c-span. coming up on c-span, the communicators talk about the future of research in the cable industry. that is followed with

Obama-- Response
CSPAN February 16, 2013 6:20pm-6:30pm EST

Series/Special. The weekly address by President Obama, and the Republican response. New.

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